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Sunday, January 03, 2010 , Posted by D S Gurung at 12:10 PM

Cricket in Bhutan: Expedition 2009

Year 2009 was a successful year for Bhutanese cricket towards development of Cricket in School and women’s. This year Bhutan Cricket had more than 13 teams participated in Women’s U16 & 19 Category and more than 34 teams in Class V&VI/ VII&VIII & U19 Boys category which mean more than 700 youth played in the school tournaments excluding those who were not selected in school teams but went through coaching. Increasing in coaching is different thing but increasing in playing is something we want said the CEO of BCCB. BCCB’s concern about development of youth cricket has already showed an example in ACC tournaments after reaching the final of ACC U15 Challenge Cup two times and U19 once. When Bhutan cricket was established their main concern was to set up cricket base among youth thou during that time it was very tough because of less experience in cricket cricketers was leading but with their passion about cricket and believing themselves passionate cricket lover have achieve today what they have aimed before. I was there from beginning and we know our dream and we are achieving now said the treasurer of BCCB. Bhutan is ranking 43 in the world and we never know when they will accelerate because they have promising cricketers building up day by day, from every part of Bhutan. My dream is to see my boys and Girls playing in big tournament for that they have to work hard to compare themselves with their level said Youth National Coach. He also said we have already reached in the ACC final of U15, U19 and Senior but now we have to starting winning the tournaments which is a next procedure to step into big tournaments.

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  1. I am very happy to see cricket growing without boundaries. I love this game, I played for my country and I will always support this game- Phuntsho Wangdi, Right Arm Off break.
  2. Cricket will become no.1 in Bhutan because I can see it how well it is managing. Keep playing Cricket and enjoy- Pelyang Wangdi, ex senior player.
  3. All my Bhutanese cricketers well done for what you have done in few years. I am waiting to see you all in big tournament, pull up your socks and work hard. We are here to support you all forever- Barun Wakhley, ex senior player.
  4. Three Cheers for Bhutan Cricket Hip Hip Hurray- Sonam Dorji, Thimphu
  5. Well done BCCB. Keep up the good work and all the very best- Vijay Gurung, Chennai
  6. My good wishes to members of Bhutan Cricket. I am very happy for what you all are doing. Way to go guys…..cheers- Tshering Choden, Phuntsholing.
  7. I love to play this game; this game tough me a lot- Pema, Thimphu
  8. I did not understand in the beginning but now I love this game. Superb! Sonam Choden, Thimphu

U19 Women's team in Malaysia T20

U19 Squad in Kuwait. ACC U19 Elite

Enjoying the off day in beach, kuwait

Boy's getting ready for practice

New look of BCCB office, Thimphu

Showing some disoppointment in Delhi Airport

U19 Girls following the tradition of Cricket in U16 Women's School Final

Class V&VI School Cricket in Paro district

Coach Sonam with capt & V.Capt in U16 Women's. Runner's up

CDO, Mr. Rumesh with U19 GirlsRenovation of cricket net in YHSS Ground

"Good base"

Damber teaching teacher of Punakha & Wangdue District

Coach Ugyen with her U16 Girls team

Choden Captain & V Capt lifting the winning trophy

Coach Manoj with U16 Girls team

Bhutanese team with Singaporean team in Malaysia

Celebrating 100 years of Cricket

Coach Ugyen conducting umpiring course with teachers of Paro

Bhutan & Oman in Malaysia

Miss Lhamo with Women of the match medal in Malaysia

Level O Course in Punakha

Certified Level O Coaches

Class V & VI Tournament in Thimphu

Rumesh Interview by Business Bhutan

Nima HS School U19 School Champion

Umpire Dorji with his smile

Beautifully captured

U16 Girls

"Don't distruab me"

Umpire Dorji with Madam Deki

Class V& VI Tournament

CDO Rumesh Speech on U19 Final , Thimphu

Kencho Celebrating his Century in U19 School Championship


Team photograph of Choden LS School U16 Team

School supporter

U16 Girls final, Thimphu

CEO with staffs during meeting

Chief Guest, Mr. Chencho Dorji, Director,DYS meeting around with cricketer during final

Locals enjoying super 10

U19 Women's Championship " DMS School"

Unbelievable but belive it. Crowed during Class VII & VIII final

Captain's Lifting the winning trophy U19 Women's

Cricket Carnival in Thimphu

U16 Girls final. Tense Situation

Coach Ugyen with Captains lifting winning trophy

Most exciting moment. Girls signing on the flag

Currently have 2 comments:

  1. Menuka says:

    that is an impressive chronology of cricket development in bhutan..kudos to the relentless efforts put in by the members of bccb,even without adequate government support for this game..this is just the beginning,there r far greater achievements to come your way...all the best for times ahead..success along the way..!!
    with my best wishes..a loyal fan..:)

  1. Menuka says:

    May the New Year and years hereafter bring more glory to cricket in Bhutan..!!
    Congratulations to Mr.Damber & everyone working hard at BCCB for developing cricket...